By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/04/2013
Rant: Program Design Software and Some More… I will be honest here: I F*CKING HATE PAPERWORK. My ultimate goal is to make things as simple as possible and to focus on the most important aspects of coaching (well, coaching) instead of losing precious time and energy on B.S. I have been using Excel extensively lately – from designing the...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/04/2013
Since we got Gym Aware Power Tool system last year for the purpose of tracking power output in countermovement squat jump to estimate neuromuscular fatigue I have been fascinated by with the simplicity and power of its use. I started measuring velocity and power with most of the lifts and with recent acquire of Gym Aware Pro Online it...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 31/03/2013
INTENSITY, LOAD, EFFORT, EXERTION… One thing I forgot to emphasize and explain in Load-Velocity profile (from now on L-V profile or L-V trade-off) was that all reps are done at MAXIMUM INTENTto lift as fast as possible (within technical limit). In another words EFFORT of each rep, at each LOAD was MAXIMAL. In some strength circuits this…
By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/03/2013
Does Speed Work Work? My Response to Mike Tuchscherer’s Article INTRODUCTION Mike Tuchscherer’s article Why Speed Work Doesn’t Work lifted a lot of dust. I have read Bret Contreras’, JL Holdsworth’s and Chad Smith’s responses and I have wrote some of mine ‘comment’ on Jim Wendler’s Facebook Wall. Today Mike contacted me and invited me to expand further and continue the discussion on his forum since he...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/03/2013
Just had a great talk with Travis Fisher regarding velocity-based strength training (he is only one I know using it and trying to figure out a solid system) and we touched a little bit on using velocity/power readings during Olympic lifts.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/03/2013
I am going to say it straight ahead – coaches who believe that they are training peak power at certain percentage of 1RM are simply misguided. There are two important logical errors behind it.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/03/2013
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to analyze the acute response to manipulating the number of repetitions actually performed in each training set with regard to the maximum number of repetitions that can be completed.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 03/03/2013
I just updated the Excel file and added the typical workouts for the categories.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/03/2013
This is a simple Excel workbook with classified methods I always use when it comes to running based intervals and cross-training. It allows you to save your favourite HIIT drills, but also to easily calculate the running distances based on individual MAS results.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/02/2013
Using PowerTool/GymAware: Short Video and Explanation We have been using GymAware for the past few years, but recently we acquired the Pro version of the software that allows automatic data collection, data-basing, analysis, reports and what else on the cloud. This makes life much easier and also allows for tracking much more than a single parameter. What we have been using it...